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Head of MYP and MYP Coordinator

Kongsberg International School (KIS) is an IB school at its core and we are passionate about teaching the PYP and MYP curricula. We aim to ensure that students have a positive learning experience which will prepare them for not only their future learning but to be valued members of society in a fast-changing world. We believe that this has been reflected in recent IB Evaluations.

KIS was established in 2003 to serve the needs of an increasingly international community in the “Technology Town” of Kongsberg. We work closely with local industry, the wider local community and the local environment as a means to strengthen learning engagements. We have also initiated ground-breaking projects that have taken our students to many parts of the world and opened their eyes to the true meaning of global citizenship.

KIS currently employs 40 members of staff, and the student body consists of just under 200 students. As a small school, KIS has always prided itself on its family feeling, with close working relationships between staff and students. Despite its size, with students from more than 30 nationalities and staff from all parts of the globe, the school has an international, multicultural dynamic. Kongsberg International School is a non-profit, independent school that is funded primarily through state subsidies and topped up with capped school fees. The sum of these factors results in a diverse student body.

Kongsberg is a small university town located in the south-eastern part of Norway, less than 100km from Oslo, with proximity to mountains and the south coast of Norway. Kongsberg has around 28.000 inhabitants, with a large portion employed in international high-tech companies that operate all over the world. The main areas for the industry are energy, maritime systems, defence, aerospace, car part production, automation and optics. Kongsberg is a safe, family-friendly town that offers a range of opportunities for those interested in outdoor leisure activities such as golf, fishing, hiking, climbing and cross country- and alpine skiing.


Kongsberg International School is now seeking candidates for the position as Head of MYP and MYP Coordinator


Main Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Head of School in developing and implementing the strategic vision and direction of the school.   

  • Lead an inclusive process of reviewing and developing the MYP curriculum, ensuring a coherent written, taught and assessed curriculum in accordance with all program documentation.   

  • Foster openness and trust in creating a safe, positive, and productive working and learning environment for staff and students where all members commit to collective responsibility for growth.    

  • Be the line manager for the MYP team and ensure that MYP staff are empowered to fulfill their responsibilities.   

  • Act as liaison between the School and the IB, ensuring implementation and development of the programme.   

  • Facilitate parent meetings, conferences and timely communication about MYP.   

  • Monitor MYP students’ progress, achievement, well-being and behavior and facilitate necessary support and follow-up in collaboration with Head of School and MYP Support coordinator.  


Preferred Qualifications and Personal Skills: 

  • MA in Education or similar, with possible additional education in economic/administrative subject areas

  • Leadership experience, preferably from an IB school

  • Experience working in an international environment, and a mind-set focused on intercultural awareness. 

  • Appreciation of and belief in the IB Middle Years Programme

  • Embodiment of the attributes of the IB Learner Profile and firm commitment to being a team member with a supportive attitude   

  • High working capacity, enthusiasm, drive and the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to adapt to the cultural environment.

  • Flexibility, substantial organizational skills and the ability to adjust according to the demands and needs of the organization. 


How to Apply

If this opportunity interests you and you believe that you can lead our Middle School’s continued development, please apply by e-mail to:, enclosing a full CV and cover letter addressing the areas outlined in the main tasks and responsibilities as well as the competencies contained in the person specification. Closing date for applications: Thursday 23rd February 2023 at 1200.

Due to anticipated levels of interest we regret that we will not be able to give feedback to all applicants. However, applicants are welcome to request a simple confirmation of receipt.

Kongsberg International School is committed to safeguarding and safer recruitment. An offer of employment to a successful candidate will therefore be made subject to submission of police criminal record certificates relevant to working with children and young people.


Kongsberg International School will process applicants’ personal data as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legal basis for processing applicants’ personal data is “legitimate interests”. Kongsberg International School will not store data for longer than the time required for the purpose for which it has been collected, unless specific consent is given by data subjects to store it for longer.

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